Analysis Of Dante 's ' Divine Comedy ' Essay

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Looking at the Past and Present to Find Meaning in my Life
Several topics discussed in Humanities thus far are topics Dante seemed to be knowledgeable about; therefore, his interpretation and knowledge he had of these topics would possibly allow an enhanced understanding of how the topics make meaning in my life. Despite the probability that Dante and I would have different experiences and preferences in art, literature, and music, similarities would most likely exist. On my pilgrimage, past experiences would form the foundation for the meaning of my life, and future experiences would enhance how I view the meaning of my life.
As taught in Humanities, Dante Alighieri was born in 1265 in Florence, Italy, where due to politics, he was exiled from in 1302. Dante was a writer who saw corruption in The Church; therefore, he wrote Divine Comedy, a story in which a character, Dante, travels through hell and encounters several people. Although Dante was a writer and the author of a book concerning religion, as emphasized in class, he was not a theologian. Dante lived until 1321, as learned in class.
In Divine Comedy there is a section called The Inferno. Through the section, the beliefs and values of Dante are apparent; therefore, the reader grasps his view of the world, which is through the lens of Christianity. There are several references to aspects associated with Christianity, such as sin, hell, and Satan. Also, as taught in Humanities, Dante referenced the Trinity by the…

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